Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

 O, why should Nature niggardly restraine!
 That Foraine Nations relish not our Tongue,
 Else should my Lines glide on the Waues of Rhene,
 And crowne the Piren's with my liuing Song:
 But bounded thus, to Scotland get you forth,
 Thence take you Wing vnto the Orcades,
 There let my Verse get glory in the North,
 Making my Sighes to thaw the Frozen Seas;
 And let the Bards within that Irish Ile,
 To whom my Muse with fierie Wings shall passe,
 Call backe the stiffe-neck'd Rebels from Exile,
 And mollifie the slaught'ring Galliglasse;
     And when my flowing Numbers they rehearse,
     Let Wolues and Beares be charmed with my Verse.

Michael Drayton
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